Two out of three NHS workers have said they've considered quitting in the last six months.

The news comes as results from a survey of over 1,000 GMB union workers in England's health service showed that 70% said they looked at finding a different job, the year prior the same question had a result of 61%.

Half of asked NHS workers said stress and the level of pay were their personal reasons for wanting to leave, whilst one in six blamed bullying. 

Many NHS workers also agreed that their levels of stress was 36% higher than the average workplace. 

Maldon and Burnham Standard: NHS staff working at a hospital. (PA)NHS staff working at a hospital. (PA)

GMB National Officer, Rachel Harrison said: "Before the pandemic, the NHS was on its knees – after two years of Covid it is close to collapse.

"We have a staffing black hole of almost 100,000 and stress and poverty pay are set to drive thousands more out of the door."

Harrison also added that "a decade of conservative mismanagement" has resulted in health workers losing thousands from their pay packets.

The health union also called for an “inflation-busting” pay rise for NHS workers following continuous rows with the Government over wages in 2021. 

Harrison ended the discussion by saying: "Instead of empty clapping gestures and promises of pretend hospitals, this Government needs to give staff a proper pay rise."